My response to concerns about nurses on strike
Thank you for writing about the nurses.
I hope that nurses can contribute their views to the current review process which we understand should increase nurses’ pay in four months’ time.
If there has been misjudgement or miscommunication on either side, this should be corrected.
These are challenging times for all. It is my view that we could do better without industrial action.
The Government has recognised this too and has accepted the recommendations of the independent NHS Pay Review Body in full.
Be certain that I will make sure your sentiments are shared with the Minister.
We share in hope that this matter is resolved as soon as possible, so we can continue to prioritise the care of patients and work through the backlog of appointments that has built as a result of the pandemic.
Thank you again for your email.